Country music star Taylor Swift has plenty of money in the bank. The Grammy-winning singer has toppled her competition atop Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 celebrity list.

According to the financial publication, Swift’s $170 million in generated profits last year has put her at No. 1.

She made a full $60 million more than second placed One Direction – which is four people. Her nearest individual rival was Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi, miles back in third place with a paltry $81.5million earned between June 1 of 2015 and 2016. Although there were only four women among the total of 37 people (including two boy bands), three of them made the top five, with Adele and Rihanna making $80.5m and $75m respectively. (Daily Mail UK)

Recent reports claimed Swift had targeted rap star Drake to help with some music-making.

According to The Sun, the pop princess, 26, has approached the 30-year-old rapper, who she is rumoured to be dating, to help her give her music a more urban and R&B vibe. A source told the paper: ‘Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album.’ (The Daily Mail)

Earlier this month, Drake teased fans about his relationship with Swift on Instagram.


The same week, buzz developed about Drake and Taylor possibly working on new music together.

An insider tells E! News Drake and Taylor Swift are indeed collaborating on brand new music together, and given that they share 11 Grammy wins, 56 nominations and 7 chart-topping tracks between them, it’s bound to be a smash hit. For those surprised by the seemingly unlikely duo, our source reveals “the music they have been working on is different,” albeit “very catchy.” The insider adds, “They’ve both been having a great time in the studio.” (E! Online)